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Swimming with Wild Sea Lions in Lima

  • Ride over the waves by speedboat to the Guanera Islands nature reserve
  • Hop into the sea off Palomino Island to swim with wild sea lions
  • Stunning views over cliffs and islands from your vantage point on the water
Swimming with Wild Sea Lions in Lima
From US$66.67
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Swim with sea lions at 10 AM
Swimming with sea lions around the Callao islands in 2.5 hours with speedboats. You will see a lot of birds species, Humboldt penguins and enjoy a nice day. Meeting time 10:00 AM.
From US$66.67
Pick up service and swim
Pick up from your Hotel only in Miraflores (if reserved) between 8 30 and 9 00 AM, please be ready at the hotel lobby.
From US$80.00
Peru’s coastline is teeming with native marine life, both above and below the waves. Enjoy an up-close encounter with some of the sea’s boldest inhabitants—wild sea lions—on this tour from Lima. Following an optional hotel pickup, zoom across the water by speedboat with your guide, then jump in to swim among sea lions in their natural habitat. Stay warm in your wetsuit and refuel with a post-swim snack.
What to Expect

Head to the marina club in the morning, or upgrade your tour to include a handy hotel pickup from the Miraflores district. Board your speedboat and zip out toward Palomino Island and the Guanera Islands (Islas Guaneras) nature reserve. 

Pass San Lorenzo Island as your guide sheds light on the area’s rich pre-Columbian history. Spot fishing boats bobbing on the water, and keep watch for native bird colonies and Humboldt penguins.

On arrival at Palomino Island—home to a large colony of sea lions—don your neoprene wetsuit and jump into the rolling waves. Splash among the wild sea lions, and enjoy an up-close experience with some of South America’s finest swimmers. With no natural predators to worry about, the sea lions can be surprisingly friendly and bold.

After your memorable swim, snack while enjoying sweeping views over soaring cliffs and hidden islets en route back to the marina club.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I was so impressed with the tour through mar adentro excursions! The crew were super friendly and knowledgeable about the wildlife/terrain and spoke both English and Spanish very fluently. The dock where we were supposed to meet was a little hard to find on my...More

Thank Sara G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Exhilerating Sea Lion Excursion!!

We booked this trip ahead of time with a hotel pick up, and they picked us up on time. Our guide Renan was very knowledgeable, friendly, and funny. I swam with sea lions previously in the Galapagos, but not nearly this many at one time....More

Thank Lannesmith
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Swimming with Sea Lions off Los Palominos Islands, Lima

My daughter H (28) and I (60) having had 15 days mini adventure backpacking across Peru had a day to spare in Lima before flying home. Unbeknown to me H had booked a surprise boat / swimming with sea-lions trip for us and what a...More

Thank Chris E
Reviewed 5 May 2018
Freezy but worth it

Part of our entire Peru package, Lima was a must see place for two days and one day we had the pleasure to get here and the other we did sandboarding in the dunes of Lima. Our guide was a very welcoming person but there...More

2  Thank DreVolland
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile
Super Awesome

This trip was great! First day in Peru and it started off great our tour guide Julio was very funny and informative as well as the captain of the boat. We were able to see many species of birds and swimming with the sea lions...More

Thank Gevin K
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Molly L
5 May 2018|
Response from Steve M |
Hello, will we be able to see the candelabra from the boat on the way to the islands?
3 May 2018|
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Response from Olga A | Reviewed this property |
Hello Jenny, am not sure what do you mean with the entrance fees. There are no hidden fees in this trip. You just book the trip and here you go :)
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2 May 2018|
Response from Olga A | Reviewed this property |
Hello, it is def a half day trip as you will be back by the afternoon. The ride is approx 20-30 mins then you have some spare time to change into the swimming suits and swim with the sea lions.
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